Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Time is here...

...and its been a long time coming. 
I apologize that is has taken me so long to post again. This semester has been the definition of a  fast and furious marathon. I took two tests just about every week, all semester long, and finished it off with 2 practicals and 7 finals. I don't think I have ever taken so many tests in such a seemingly short amount of time, and I would be lying if I said that I was not at least a little proud of surviving it all.
It is hard to believe that I  have already completed two semesters of PT school. That means that I have been a Lubbock resident for 6 months, which is also hard to believe. Whoever called Chicago The Windy City has obviously never been to the LBK. The wind is always blowing... so is the dust. I never thought that I would miss the weather in Waco, but I think I do. It gets crazy cold out there, and I am really not cut out for that.
I am finally home for what seems like an eternity, but it is good to be back. The fourth annual Posse Christmas was last weekend, and it was full of much needed girl time. It makes me miss having roommates and not want to go back to my one bedroom apartment. I loved seeing you girls and look forward to many more Posse gatherings for any and all occasions.
And now for the updates that ya'll are really reading this for....
1. Naked lab is over and no one will have to awkwardly draw on each other anymore... at least for a month or so.
2. I love PT and know that I am doing what I am called to do.
3. I have been blessed to be single and look forward to celebrating the holidays with my family and friends.

If you are in Dallas over the break, please give me a call! I would love to catch up!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Naked Lab?

Not as glamourous as it might sound. This semester I have a lab for my Functional Anatomy class that enables us to learn how to locate and draw structures on people so that we can better understand why we use certain therapies. You might think that they would bring in volunteers for us to learn on... false. We get to learn how to draw these structures on each other. 
For the first lab, our instructor failed to tell us that we would be shirtless, as we would be drawing each other's shoulder girdles. I was one of the lucky ones that wore a sports bra to class, but it didn't make it any less awkward. Both of our instructors are male and to be able to identify the shape of bones requires significant palpation. 
I know we are supposed to be professional and mature about this whole thing, but I can't help but dread the day that we do the anterior and posterior hip complex!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Week.... Oh I have lost count

I apologize that my blogging has been rather lax in the latter half of the summer, I ran out of time and new things to talk about. But I am happy to report that the countless hours I spent in lab and the library paid off and I completed my first summer of PT school successfully. I am now on my "summer break," which is really only 2.5 weeks away from school, but I am so grateful for the chance to come home. I am really enjoying seeing my family and friends.
Last weekend I went to Waco for Celina's wedding and to see Baylor friends. It was little strange to come to my home of four years and not actually have a home to return to. It was fun to share stories our real world/life-after-college experiences and see everyone before we scatter for the fall. Also we, and by we I mean me, almost burned Lauren's apartment down, but don't worry it didn't. 
Now I am at home for my last few days before I return to good ole West Texas. I have mixed emotions about returning, I am ready to get on with my education but I am sad to leave my family and friends again, and this time for much longer than I did this summer. So if you have some free time and want to make this girl very happy, come visit me in Lubbock!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Week Seven

And the whirlwind summer continues...
Well, this week I had quite a bit of catch-up studying to do after completely ignoring school last weekend. We had an Ethics exam on Friday, which I did not study enough for and am feeling slightly unethical about. Ha ha. 
Friday was also my study buddy Ashley's birthday. After taking our test, my study group/Lubbock friends celebrated her birthday all day. Ash and I got pedi's and went "birthday outfit shopping." A big group ate dinner at this wonderful Italian restaurant and then went go kart riding and then headed to The Depot (bar/club district) to go dancing. I think half of my class showed up and we all surprised each other with how much fun we are away from the library! It was fun to see my studious peers loosen up and dance like fools. It was almost like a Zeta function... except it was at a bar, so it was nothing like a Zeta function. I wished my girls were here to enjoy this fun night. 
I just realized that I have a test every Friday until the end of the summer, so it looks like that may be the only big night I have for a while. But the semester is close to being over which means I get to go home to McKinney and Waco soon! I am excited to see everyone again before the craziness of the fall semester gets going. If you are in either of these places, I expect to see you in a month or so! 

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Week Six

I don't really have time to make a long post, and you probably don't want to read again that all I do is study, so.... I will give you the highlights.
1. I used a bone saw to remove a skull cap and held a human brain in my hands. Amazing!
2. Jessica and Kyle got married this weekend and I got to go home to participate in the first Posse wedding. 

That pretty much sums it up. Jealous?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Week Five

I was reading through my blog and realized that all I do is talk about school, or how much I study for school, or how much time I spend at school. My life sounds ridiculously boring and I am not really sure why any of you continue to read this blog, but bless you if you do. =)
Some of you will remember this from Baylor, but usually when I do not know/can't remember someone's name I like to give them an identifying nickname. Well, there are plenty of people in my PT class that I recognize and even talk to, but really never met them. Needless to say there are many people who have nicknames, and here are just a few:
Motorcycle Adam- he drives a motorcycle
Hoop Earring Girls- they wears crazy-large hoops to Gross Anatomy lab
Sock Boy- he wears colored socks that match his hats
Tall Guy That Looks Like My Cousin- its kinda self explanatory
Hat and Glasses guy- he talks a lot in class
The Married People- this is actually are large group and none of them are married to each other
I just realized how fully creepy that is, but you know you do it too.

Anyways, we took our second anatomy test yesterday, which means that I am officially halfway through this infamous course! Woo. It also means that I will not have another test until the Friday after the fourth. Woo to that as well. I am excited because it means that I can really enjoy my fourth of July weekend! Jessica and Kyle are getting married a week from today and we are pretty much celebrating all next weekend. I am so excited to go home, see everyone again and celebrate the wedding of two old friends! It is the first Posse/Tri wedding and we do it big! I can't wait! 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Week Four

I have officially been in Lubbock for a month. Where did the time go? Oh wait I remember, it was spent in the library, studying. 
In undergrad, the Land of Study was a title only given to the sacred time needed to study for midterms and finals. In grad school the Land of Study is where I daily reside. I know I talk about how much I study every week, but I don't really do much else, so thats what I am going to write about most of the time.
I took another test this week, for my Physiology class and aced it. I am grateful for the difficulty of my undergrad physiology class because I am much better prepared than my peers for this course; thank you Baylor! After the test Diana and I went shopping to put some finishing touches on my apartment, and it is so cute now! Please come visit me so I can show it off!
I was again reminded this week of how amazing the Lord is as He continued to develop friendships. Notes and phone calls of encouragement from people back home always brighten my day. And no one will ever be able to replace my darling Posse, but I am finding different kinds of friends who encourage me and challenge me and make me laugh so that I don't feel alone in the middle of the West Texas desert. 
To continue on the disorganized path of this post, I would like to share a few more Lubbock discoveries I have made.
The tumbleweeds are real and they move quickly.
The animals I previously thought were chipmunks on campus are actually ground squirrels.
When it rains, it floods and hails. This weather is fierce.
My car will never be dust free, even after I wash it.

Ok. Thats about it.